Grad Success

Atascadero Clinical Medical Assisting graduate Sujey Marin with family

Pregnancy pushed now-graduate Sujey Marin to go for Clinical Medical Assisting program

by Nyla on June 6, 2019

Most of the time when someone finds out they are pregnant, the big decisions get put on hold. The next few months are spent feathering the nest, reducing stress and preparing to welcome a new member of the family. That’s not the way Sujey Marin saw it. “I knew if I waited, I wouldn’t have

Posted in Atascadero / Grad Success / Medical Assisting

SJVC Porterville Business Administration graduate Dinorah Rountree

Difficulty transferring school credits from Mexico almost derailed Porterville graduate’s business career plans

by Nyla on May 30, 2019

In 2000, when Dinorah Rountree moved from Mexico to join her husband Ricky in Central California, she was counting on resuming a fulfilling career in the business community. But there was a roadblock that would prevent her from consideration for those high-level jobs. Her Bachelor’s degree credits would not be readily accepted or validated at

Posted in Business Administration / Grad Success / Porterville

Atascadero Clinical Medical Assisting graduate Jamie Bueno

Clinical Medical Assisting student lands a job mid-way through her program

by Nyla on May 23, 2019

Jamie Bueno was expecting to work part-time at House of Bagels throughout her Clinical Medical Assisting program on the Atascadero campus. She was good with that. She was 20 years old, living at home with her parents and getting by financially. But she was also looking forward to the time she would complete the program,

Posted in Atascadero / Grad Success / Medical Assisting

Porterville Clinical Medical Assisting graduate Susan Davidson

Medical Assisting career inspired by life-threatening illness

by Nyla on May 16, 2019

In October 2016, Susan Davidson was chopping some firewood on the ranch property she and her sons Hayden, now 9, and Brody, now 6, and fiancé Kirk, live on. Later that evening, she felt something in her lower-left leg. Using a pair of tweezers, she was amazed to see Kirk pull a tick out of

Posted in Grad Success / Medical Assisting / Porterville

Bakersfield Respiratory Therapy graduate Martin Navarro

Respiratory Therapy program appeals to former sales professional

by Nyla on May 9, 2019

If may not seem logical for someone who spent his young adult life in sales positions that required him to wear a dress shirt and tie, to suddenly jump into the healthcare profession. But that is exactly what Martin Navarro decided to do. “I realized that what I liked most about sales was relationships –

Posted in Bakersfield / Grad Success / Respiratory Therapy

SJVC Fresno HVACR graduate Brent Kasner

On-the-job training is not enough for HVACR career success

by Nyla on May 2, 2019

Brent Kasner learned everything he knew about servicing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) equipment during his four years in the Navy, on ships deployed across the oceans of the world. “It was all hands-on training and they gave me a lot of manuals about equipment,” he says. “I read a lot.” He was

Posted in Fresno / Grad Success / Heating, Ventilation, AC and Refrigeration

Modesto Business Administration program graduate Marissa Gonzales

Business Administration program helps give student boost up the career ladder

by Nyla on April 25, 2019

Marissa Gonzales’ employer made clear to her the path she would need to take if she wanted to get into higher management: Additional education and the degree(s) and certification(s) she might earn to blaze that path. She knew there was an Operations Manager position coming up at Holiday Inn Express, where she currently worked in

Posted in Business Administration / Grad Success / Modesto

SJVC Fresno Clinical Medical Assisting graduate Luis Renteria

Fresno Clinical Medical Assisting graduate overcomes insecurities to find career success

by Nyla on April 18, 2019

Do dreams have expiration dates? Luis Renteria will tell you they do not. He will also tell you that those dreams will never materialize if you don’t stretch yourself to bring them to life. “Everybody has dreams, but so many are not going to do anything about it,” he says. “If you want something, you

Posted in Fresno / Grad Success / Medical Assisting

SJVC Aviation Maintenance Technology program graduate Mason Houk

Mechanical aptitude is the “It Factor” that can boost a career in Aviation Maintenance

by Nyla on March 7, 2019

After more than 20 years in the aviation maintenance industry, Mason Houk knows the key ingredient that gives new hires a distinctive edge: Hands-on experience. “You’re either good with mechanical devices or you’re not,” he says of new A&P (Airframe and Power Plant) Aviation Maintenance Technology recruits at SkyWest Airlines in Fresno, where he is

Posted in Aviation Maintenance Technology / Fresno / Grad Success